Images: Through the Film Magnifier: A Vietnam POW, frog jumping, drag-racing cars, klondike sledding and more

 
 
Posted1/13/2020 4:00 AM

See vintage Daily Herald photos of a Vietnam POW, frog jumping, drag-racing cars, billiards and more in our latest Through the Film Magnifier gallery.

The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 12,775, Bob Finch   photo: Jim Arnold of Hoffman Estates lines up his next shot at the Schaumburg Jaycees junior pocket billiards tournament. The tournament was held at the Diamond Cue Club in Hoffman Estates in March of 1969.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 12,775, Bob Finch photo: Jim Arnold of Hoffman Estates lines up his next shot at the Schaumburg Jaycees junior pocket billiards tournament. The tournament was held at the Diamond Cue Club in Hoffman Estates in March of 1969.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 12,225, Mike Seeling photo: Boy Scouts take part in the Klondike Derby at Cantigny Park in Winfield in January of 1969.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 12,225, Mike Seeling photo: Boy Scouts take part in the Klondike Derby at Cantigny Park in Winfield in January of 1969.
The Daily Herald Archives, Assignment 31,646, Mike Seeling photo: Members of the Elks Club donated wheelchairs to Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village in March of 1974.
The Daily Herald Archives, Assignment 31,646, Mike Seeling photo: Members of the Elks Club donated wheelchairs to Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village in March of 1974.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 45,149, Dave Tonge photo: Bob Blum of Elgin Camera shows off the latest camera, film and darkroom equipment in October of 1977.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 45,149, Dave Tonge photo: Bob Blum of Elgin Camera shows off the latest camera, film and darkroom equipment in October of 1977.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 52,416, Dom Najolia photo: The world stood still for 2,251 days for Richard Stratton while he endured the horror of being a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. At home, his wife Alice, waited, hoped and prayed as she struggled for more than six years to rear three sons alone. He was in Chicago in September of 1979 promoting the book "Prisoner At War: The Survival off Commander Richard A. Stratton"
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 52,416, Dom Najolia photo: The world stood still for 2,251 days for Richard Stratton while he endured the horror of being a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. At home, his wife Alice, waited, hoped and prayed as she struggled for more than six years to rear three sons alone. He was in Chicago in September of 1979 promoting the book "Prisoner At War: The Survival off Commander Richard A. Stratton"
The Daily Herald Archives, Assignment 89,805, Scott Sanders photo: Presidential candidate George H.W. Bush gets some last minute advice, along with Gov. Jim Thompson, before speaking at a campaign event in Rosemont in November of 1987.
The Daily Herald Archives, Assignment 89,805, Scott Sanders photo: Presidential candidate George H.W. Bush gets some last minute advice, along with Gov. Jim Thompson, before speaking at a campaign event in Rosemont in November of 1987.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 51,954, Dave Walberg photo: He might have hoped a kiss would turn his frog into a princess, but actually, Tim Denman was just giving some loving encouragement to his awestruck amphibian in a frog-jumping contest in Bartlett in August of 1979. Tim's affection wasn't enough to win the contest though. The winning jump was 2 feet 2 inches.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 51,954, Dave Walberg photo: He might have hoped a kiss would turn his frog into a princess, but actually, Tim Denman was just giving some loving encouragement to his awestruck amphibian in a frog-jumping contest in Bartlett in August of 1979. Tim's affection wasn't enough to win the contest though. The winning jump was 2 feet 2 inches.
The Daily Herald Archives, Assignment # 28,989, Dom Najolia photo: Students at Olive Elementary School in Arlington Heights got an up close look at a drag racing car in May of 1973.
The Daily Herald Archives, Assignment # 28,989, Dom Najolia photo: Students at Olive Elementary School in Arlington Heights got an up close look at a drag racing car in May of 1973.
The Daily Herald Archives, Assignment # 28,989, Dom Najolia photo: Students at Olive Elementary School in Arlington Heights got an up close look at a drag racing car in May of 1973.
The Daily Herald Archives, Assignment # 28,989, Dom Najolia photo: Students at Olive Elementary School in Arlington Heights got an up close look at a drag racing car in May of 1973.
The Daily Herald Archives, Assignment # 28,989, Dom Najolia photo: Students at Olive Elementary School in Arlington Heights got an up close look at a drag racing car in May of 1973.
The Daily Herald Archives, Assignment # 28,989, Dom Najolia photo: Students at Olive Elementary School in Arlington Heights got an up close look at a drag racing car in May of 1973.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 13,968, Bob Strawn photo: Moms brought their young children to a tots swim class in Schaumburg in July of 1969.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 13,968, Bob Strawn photo: Moms brought their young children to a tots swim class in Schaumburg in July of 1969.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 13,968, Bob Strawn photo: Moms brought their young children to a tots swim class in Schaumburg in July of 1969.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 13,968, Bob Strawn photo: Moms brought their young children to a tots swim class in Schaumburg in July of 1969.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 49,356, Dom Najolia photo: Firefighters try to move a vehicle stuck in the snow in order to move equipment in to help with the roof collapse at the Sit, Stack and Sleep Shop in Arlington Heights in January of 1979.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 49,356, Dom Najolia photo: Firefighters try to move a vehicle stuck in the snow in order to move equipment in to help with the roof collapse at the Sit, Stack and Sleep Shop in Arlington Heights in January of 1979.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 49,356, Dom Najolia photo: Firefighters and others help with the roof collapse at the Sit, Stack and Sleep Shop in Arlington Heights in January of 1979.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 49,356, Dom Najolia photo: Firefighters and others help with the roof collapse at the Sit, Stack and Sleep Shop in Arlington Heights in January of 1979.
The Daily Herald Archives, Assignment # 97,599, Vince Pierri photo: Students at Westgate School learned about juggling during a juggling institute in Arlington Heights in May of 1989.
The Daily Herald Archives, Assignment # 97,599, Vince Pierri photo: Students at Westgate School learned about juggling during a juggling institute in Arlington Heights in May of 1989.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 51,903, Mike Seeling photo: Senior citizens created animals in a wood carving class at the Des Plaines Park District in August of 1979.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 51,903, Mike Seeling photo: Senior citizens created animals in a wood carving class at the Des Plaines Park District in August of 1979.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 26,152, Tom Grieger photo: Illinois Gov. Richard Ogilvie sings a paramedic bill in Rolling Meadows in August of 1972. The bill cleared the way for the states first mobile care unit.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 26,152, Tom Grieger photo: Illinois Gov. Richard Ogilvie sings a paramedic bill in Rolling Meadows in August of 1972. The bill cleared the way for the states first mobile care unit.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 26,152, Tom Grieger photo: Illinois Gov. Richard Ogilvie sings a paramedic bill in Rolling Meadows in August of 1972. The bill cleared the way for the states first mobile care unit.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 26,152, Tom Grieger photo: Illinois Gov. Richard Ogilvie sings a paramedic bill in Rolling Meadows in August of 1972. The bill cleared the way for the states first mobile care unit.
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